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December 9, 2019

Bar-headed goose wearing respirometry mask and backpack

A bar-headed goose wears a respirometry mask and backpack as part of a study at the University of British Columbia on why these birds frequently fly in severely low oxygen at extreme altitudes.

[Research supported by a National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship Program award (OISE 0855669) and a Rapid Response Research award (OISE 1154099).]

Learn more in The University of British Columbia news story Study finds big increase in ocean carbon dioxide absorption along West Antarctic Peninsula. (Date image taken: 2010-2011; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 4, 2019)

Credit: Milsom Lab/UBC

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